Lives of Circles

Shelly Porter Artworks l Lives of Circles l An Honest Answer Is Like A Kiss On The Lips

Shelly Porter –
An Honest Answer Is Like A Kiss On The Lips,
2006, watercolor on paper, 22 x 22

LIVES OF CIRCLES – Color, form and pattern have always been dominant aspects of my work and uses of these aspects by the artists Vasily Kandinsky and Gustav Klimt have specifically inspired me. Vasily Kandinsky’s theories regarding color and form appeal to me on a deeply personal level. Kandinsky believed that “color calls forth a vibration from the soul”, and that “form has its own inner sound.” He also stated that, “color possesses spiritual qualities and physical effects”. In my mind, the colors that I use are voices that express an intangible part of me. Form and pattern are complimentary vessels in making that unspoken place a visual reality. My paintings are tokens or amulets created in hopes of making my thoughts, experiences and intuitions a reality.Color, form and pattern have always been dominant aspects of my work and uses of these aspects by the artists Vasily Kandinsky and Gustav Klimt have specifically inspired me. Vasily Kandinsky’s theories regarding color and form appeal to me on a deeply personal level. Kandinsky believed that “color calls forth a vibration from the soul”, and that “form has its own inner sound.” He also stated that, “color possesses spiritual qualities and physical effects”. In my mind, the colors that I use are voices that express an intangible part of me. Form and pattern are complimentary vessels in making that unspoken place a visual reality. My paintings are tokens or amulets created in hopes of making my thoughts, experiences and intuitions a reality.